Michelle Payne


About Me

Being a teenager is hard! There are so many challenges to navigate socially, academically and in learning new interactions with parents, siblings and friends while maturing. All of these complex changes can cause anxiety, depression, difficulty with self-esteem, and many other related symptoms. I have worked with children and teens for nearly 10 years, supporting teens in finding their path through the changes that happen during this complicated time of life.


  • Stress, Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Parenting issues
  • Coping with life changes
Also experienced in:
Addictions , LGBT , Family conflicts , Grief , Intimacy-related issues , Eating disorders , Sleeping disorders , Anger management , Self esteem , Depression , Compassion fatigue , Abandonment , Adoption and Foster Care , Attachment Issues , Read more...

Clinical approaches:
Attachment-Based Therapy, Client-Centered Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Emotionally-Focused Therapy (EFT), Mindfulness Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, Narrative Therapy, Trauma-Focused Therapy

Years of Experience: 11

Services Offered

  • Messaging

  • Live Chat

  • Phone

  • Video


LPC #0012887 (Expires: 2021-08-31)


Written by B.R. on Jul 01, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months

Michelle has been a wonderful support when my daughter needed it most. We truly appreciate her kindness and wisdom.

Written by C.L. on Jun 26, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 months on issues concerning stress, anxiety, relationship issues, family conflicts, parenting issues, compassion fatigue, and adhd

Michelle has been really helpful to me in sorting through issues of grief and several life transitions. She treated me with great respect and kindness.

Written by T.O. on Apr 20, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks

Michelle is very easy to talk to and makes me comfortable talking about things I wouldn't normally talk about. Very laid back and would recommend strongly.

Written by S.A. on Apr 18, 2021 after counseling with Michelle for 2 weeks on issues concerning relationship issues, trauma and abuse, intimacy-related issues, self esteem, and anger management

Michelle is incredible. She changed my life in my first session. I was so worried about starting counseling and what it would be like talking to a "stranger". But Michelle has never felt like a stranger. She's intentional with her questions and guidance and helps me talk. She's comforting and an incredible listener. I never feel judged, or over dramatic, or stupid during our sessions; I feel safe. She checks in between sessions and I feel truly comfortable with her. Even though working through things is hard, I come away from each session feeling like I understand myself and my brain better and can already tell that our sessions are making a huge impact in my day to day life.